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Minors Completion Requirements

These guidelines apply generally to designated and nondesignated minors. For specific guidelines, contact the minor program.

Designated minors

A designated minor consists of nine to 15 hours of course work approved as a graduate minor by an academic program or interdisciplinary group and by the Graduate Faculty Senate.

Nondesignated minors

A nondesignated minor consists of a unified plan of study that includes a minimum of nine hours of graduate course work. These minors should be listed on a student’s plan of study; however, they are not listed on a student's transcript.

Getting approval for a minor

All minors, designated and nondesignated, must be approved by:

  • Student's major adviser
  • Graduate School
  • Director of graduate studies for the student's academic program

Designated minors must also be approved by the director of graduate studies, academic program chair or program director of the academic program or interdisciplinary group offering the minor.

Designated minors available